Run button on start up menu does not work

  Deniset 15:29 18 Apr 2008
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Hello
1. The run button on the start up menu does not work,2.Also the links sent to me via email wont work either.

Any suggestions - in very simple language please.

Did a system restore, but this didnt help

  anskyber 15:43 18 Apr 2008

This should deal with emails, it works with Outlook express too. click here;en-us;257464

  anskyber 15:44 18 Apr 2008

Ooops try this one click here

  Deniset 16:07 18 Apr 2008

Thanks for the links on outlook express.

Any more ideas regarding the start menu and the run button? I know I can use Internet Explorer, but I have always used the run button and miss it!!!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:46 18 Apr 2008

Repair XP by replacing corrupt files
Type

sfc /scannow

in the run box, press enter and let system file checker find and replace missing / corrupt file in windows and explorer.This will take awhile to complete and you may be asked for the CD to be in the drive if windows is not preinstalled on the hard drive.

sfc /scannow problems
click here

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:47 18 Apr 2008

OPTION 2 - Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
click here

  Legolas 16:56 18 Apr 2008

you can do the sfc /scannow fix by running it from the command prompt: Start, programs, accessories, command prompt: type sfc /scannow and press enter.

  Deniset 17:06 18 Apr 2008

will try this, manythanks for help, if it doesnt work Ill be back!!!

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